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'''Sir Humphry Davy, 1st Baronet''' (17 December 177829 May 1829) was a Cornish people|Cornish chemist and inventor, who is best remembered today for his discoveries of several alkali metal|alkali and alkaline earth metals, as well as contributions to the discoveries of the elemental nature of chlorine and iodine. Jöns Jacob Berzelius|Berzelius called Davy's 1806 Bakerian Lecture ''On Some Chemical Agencies of Electricity'' "one of the best memoirs which has ever enriched the theory of chemistry." He was a Baronet, Presidents of the Royal Society|President of the Royal Society (PRS), Royal Irish Academy|Member of the Royal Irish Academy (MRIA), and Geological Society of London|Fellow of the Geological Society (FGS).
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